The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is running a programme of Employability Enhancement Training Programme (EETP) with BSNL to train students of electronics and communication at BSNL's training centres, union minister for human resources development Smriti Irani informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply on Monday.
AICTE has also notified a regulation under National Employability Enhancement Mission (NEEM) to offer on-the-job practical training to enhance employability of a person either pursuing his or her graduation/diploma in any technical or non-technical stream or have discontinued studies of degree or diploma course to increase their employability.
Under the regulation notified by the AICTE, the designated stakeholders may conduct a community college / vocational education courses in existing AICTE approved polytechnics or in colleges recognised by the central statutory body and /or affiliated by the university or the state board of technical education.
The state governments have been asked to institutionalise National Educational Qualification Framework (NVEQF) and several workshops at national and state level have been conducted to sensitise the stakeholders towards NVEQF, she said.
The NVEQF has now been superseded by the notification of unified skill framework namely the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) by the ministry of finance on 27 December 2013.
The AICTE has also developed the model curriculum of management, pharmacy, architecture and town planning courses at degree level and engineering courses at diploma level to address the industry requirements and to enhance the employability, she added.